Rich Howells

After 4 years, The Vault Tap & Kitchen in Scranton will close on June 10

After 4 years, The Vault Tap & Kitchen in Scranton will close on June 10

After four years of food, drinks, and live music, The Vault Tap & Kitchen will close on Sunday, June 10, leaving the historic Electric City Bank building in West Scranton vacant once again. The announcement came late last night on the bar/restaurant’s Facebook page, citing the owners’ desire to move on to other ventures while […]

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO: Menzingers start a food fight at a Scranton church picnic in ‘Bad Catholics’

Over the summer, we were given our first listen to “Bad Catholics,” a new song by The Menzingers, in the very city that inspired it when the punk band returned to their hometown of Scranton for a show in the parking lot of The Vault Tap & Kitchen. Months later, they ended up shooting the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Sublime tribute band Badfish plays rooftop of Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton on Sept. 10

Sublime tribute band Badfish plays rooftop of Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton on Sept. 10

From a press release: The phenomenon known as Sublime, arguably the most energetic, original, and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere, ended with the untimely death of lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter Brad Nowell in May of 1996. But encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime’s music, Badfish: […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime plays outdoor concert at The Vault in Scranton on July 30

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime plays outdoor concert at The Vault in Scranton on July 30

From a press release: The phenomenon known as Sublime, arguably the most energetic, original, and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere, ended with the untimely death of lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter Brad Nowell in May of 1996. But encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime’s music, Badfish: […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Menzingers debut two new songs in Scranton, including one about their hometown

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Menzingers debut two new songs in Scranton, including one about their hometown

The Menzingers have been living in Philadelphia for years now, but they come home to Scranton at least once a year for their annual Holiday Show in December. This year, local fans were treated to a rare summer show with the punk rockers in the parking lot of The Vault Tap & Kitchen with The […]

 Rich Howells

CONCERT REVIEW: Menzingers’ hometown show celebrated Scranton with electric energy

CONCERT REVIEW: Menzingers’ hometown show celebrated Scranton with electric energy

“I can’t believe we’re playing in fucking West Side right now. This is really cool. Seriously.” Vocalist and guitarist Greg Barnett grinned as he gazed across the parking lot of The Vault Tap & Kitchen in Scranton while the sun began to set on Saturday, June 18. The Menzingers’ hometown fans could hardly believe it […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Menzingers return to Scranton for outdoor concert at The Vault Tap & Kitchen on June 18

The Menzingers return to Scranton for outdoor concert at The Vault Tap & Kitchen on June 18

From a press release: It has just been announced that Philadelphia-by-way-of-Scranton punk band The Menzingers will be returning to their hometown for a rare outdoor show on Saturday, June 18 at 6 p.m. at The Vault Tap & Kitchen in West Scranton. Tickets, which are $20 in advance and $23 the day of the show, […]